Head off for a wonderful few hours visiting two of America’s most emblematic sites. In the company of an expert guide, you’ll be treated to breath-taking panoramic views of picturesque New York Harbor from the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.
While visiting New York, learn all about the history of Lady Liberty herself while enjoying privileged access to the pedestal beneath her with its stunning views of New York Harbor. From there, it’s a short hop to Ellis Island where you’ll visit the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration and explore the history of the millions of Europeans who came to America by passing through Ellis Island.
Armed with your pre-booked tickets, your day gets off to an early start:
You will be boarding one of the first ferries of the day in order to arrive at Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty before the madding crowds arrive.
Accompanied by your guide, you will make a tour of the island before heading to the new Statue of Liberty Museum where you will find the original torch that was recently removed from inside the pedestal to its new home!
Following the museum head to the pedestal and prepare to climb its 215 steps! It's worth the climb though! From the top, expansive panoramic views of the city, its harbour, bridges and the neighbouring Ellis and Governors Islands await to reward you for your effort.
For the second part of the tour, its back to the ferry with your guide, and on to Ellis Island. You’ll be on a journey to explore the history of European emigration to the New World at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. Did you know that Ellis Island was where some 12 million European immigrants first laid foot on American soil? You will also discover the island’s original processing centers (now part of the museum) with the famous "Stairs of Separation" and "Kissing Post.”
At the end of your visit, you can spend some time visiting the island or jump back on the ferry that will take you back to Battery Park Ferry Terminal in Manhattan. The Island’s museum is very interesting and extremely well organized. There is plenty of multimedia content to check out too including audio, video and interactive displays. There is also a special section to help visitors locate the archives of any ancestors that might have been processed there.
Head to the meeting point in Battery Park
Wheelchair users may access the pedestal via an elevator.
Allow 4 hours to complete the tour
Maximum group size: 20 people
All ticket sales are definitive and unfortunately no refunds can be given